San Marcos and Ñublense gain promotion

Whilst only La Serena has been confirmed as of the two team to be relegated from the Primera Division, the two teams that will replace them and one other has already been decided with San Marcos de Arica and Ñublense gaining promotion to the Primera Division albeit in very different ways.

San Marcos de Arica returned to the Primera Division for the first time in twenty-seven years after winning both the Primera B Apertura and Clausura titles although their ascension wasn’t assured until the last day of the season when they defeated Deportes Concepción. An excellent account of that nerve racking day can be read over at cannigiascores whilst you can see some of the action from the day below.

Ñublense for their part gained promotion the hard way after defeating fellow Primera B side Barnechea in a dramatic penalty shootout after their two-legged affair finished 3-all on aggregate. All is not lost for Barnechea as they will have a second chance in another playoff, this time against Primera Division opponents, who are yet to be determined. All the goals and penalties can be seen below.

Ñublense 1-1 Barnechea

Barnechea 2-2 Ñublense

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